Meet the team

Your Maggie’s Centre is staffed by friendly professionals who can help you find the support you need. Their expertise is freely available to you in one-to-one sessions, workshops or supportive groups. 

Read more about our team below – and find out who they are and how they can help. 

  • Sally Hayes

    Sally Hayes

    Centre Head
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  • Sharon Collins

    Sharon Collins

    Clinical Psychologist
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  • Samantha Richards

    Samantha Richards

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Sally Hayes

Centre Head

I manage the Centre, staff, volunteers and the evidenced-based support programme. I am also a cancer support specialist and offer emotional and psychological support to any visitors entering the centre or via telephone .
My clinical background is as a specialist nurse in palliative care and I look forward to welcoming you to the Centre.

Sharon Collins

Clinical Psychologist

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a background in applying psychological therapies to living with cancer and long term conditions. I have a special interest in trauma and how a cancer diagnosis can be traumatic and may also be an opportunity for change. I'm able to see individuals, couples and provide support to families where the children are aged 16 or over, offering a range of evidence-based psychological therapies as well as delivering the groups in our core programme.

Samantha Richards

Cancer Support Specialist

As well as facilitating a number of group sessions, I also spend a lot of my time speaking to people one-to-one when they have dropped into the Centre. Being able to spend time with people in this way, to help them understand what they’re going through and offer support, is the best thing about my job.

Maggie’s provides a place of calmness for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis. Whether they are taking part in an aspect of our programme, talking to someone about their diagnosis, or simply just being around other people, Maggie’s is an inviting, safe and peaceful environment.

  • Gaynor Raine

    Gaynor Raine

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Anna Mason

    Anna Mason

    Centre Fundraiser
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  • Callum Campbell

    Callum Campbell

    Fundraising Organiser
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Gaynor Raine

Cancer Support Specialist

I am here to provide support to people coming to our centre. This can be chatting with visitors who pop in for a cup of tea or signposting people to other parts of the programme. I also see people individually, as well as facilitating groups and courses, such as Stress Management and Improving Sleep. My background is in nursing with experience in chronic pain and end of life care and helping people who have conditions that are difficult to live with.

I love working at Maggie’s as it is such a special place, providing a warm welcoming safe haven for anyone affected by cancer. As well as getting support from various members of the team , our visitors often meet other people who are facing similar challenges, and sharing their experiences together can really make a difference.  The best thing about my job is when I see people grow in strength and confidence, despite being affected by cancer and all the difficulties it brings. 

Anna Mason

Centre Fundraiser

My main focus is to raise both funds and awareness for Maggie’s Cheltenham. This involves assisting our existing supporters with their fundraising activities, as well as connecting with new supporters in the local area.

Maggie’s is important because we have the time and patience to give all the support each individual needs. Not only is the person with cancer supported, but their family and friends too. It makes all the difference in a person’s wellbeing to fight cancer.

Callum Campbell

Fundraising Organiser

I support the Fundraising Manager and the fantastic network of people in the community who support Maggie’s by volunteering and fundraising. I give advice to supporters who want to organise fundraising events for Maggie’s, promote fundraising activity in the community and through social media, and process various types of donation. 

The best thing about my job is the people I work with. Whether it’s the staff, visitors or volunteers, I get to work with brilliant, passionate people everyday for a charity that does amazing work.

Maggie's is so important for people who have had a cancer diagnosis, and their loved ones, to have a friendly, non-clinical space where they can receive the support that they need.  

Sally Hayes

Sally Hayes

Centre Head
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I manage the Centre, staff, volunteers and the evidenced-based support programme. I am also a cancer support specialist and offer emotional and psychological support to any visitors entering the centre or via telephone .
My clinical background is as a specialist nurse in palliative care and I look forward to welcoming you to the Centre.

Sharon Collins

Sharon Collins

Clinical Psychologist
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I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a background in applying psychological therapies to living with cancer and long term conditions. I have a special interest in trauma and how a cancer diagnosis can be traumatic and may also be an opportunity for change. I'm able to see individuals, couples and provide support to families where the children are aged 16 or over, offering a range of evidence-based psychological therapies as well as delivering the groups in our core programme.

Samantha Richards

Samantha Richards

Cancer Support Specialist
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As well as facilitating a number of group sessions, I also spend a lot of my time speaking to people one-to-one when they have dropped into the Centre. Being able to spend time with people in this way, to help them understand what they’re going through and offer support, is the best thing about my job.

Maggie’s provides a place of calmness for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis. Whether they are taking part in an aspect of our programme, talking to someone about their diagnosis, or simply just being around other people, Maggie’s is an inviting, safe and peaceful environment.

Gaynor Raine

Gaynor Raine

Cancer Support Specialist
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I am here to provide support to people coming to our centre. This can be chatting with visitors who pop in for a cup of tea or signposting people to other parts of the programme. I also see people individually, as well as facilitating groups and courses, such as Stress Management and Improving Sleep. My background is in nursing with experience in chronic pain and end of life care and helping people who have conditions that are difficult to live with.

I love working at Maggie’s as it is such a special place, providing a warm welcoming safe haven for anyone affected by cancer. As well as getting support from various members of the team , our visitors often meet other people who are facing similar challenges, and sharing their experiences together can really make a difference.  The best thing about my job is when I see people grow in strength and confidence, despite being affected by cancer and all the difficulties it brings. 

Anna Mason

Anna Mason

Centre Fundraiser
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My main focus is to raise both funds and awareness for Maggie’s Cheltenham. This involves assisting our existing supporters with their fundraising activities, as well as connecting with new supporters in the local area.

Maggie’s is important because we have the time and patience to give all the support each individual needs. Not only is the person with cancer supported, but their family and friends too. It makes all the difference in a person’s wellbeing to fight cancer.

Callum Campbell

Callum Campbell

Fundraising Organiser
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I support the Fundraising Manager and the fantastic network of people in the community who support Maggie’s by volunteering and fundraising. I give advice to supporters who want to organise fundraising events for Maggie’s, promote fundraising activity in the community and through social media, and process various types of donation. 

The best thing about my job is the people I work with. Whether it’s the staff, visitors or volunteers, I get to work with brilliant, passionate people everyday for a charity that does amazing work.

Maggie's is so important for people who have had a cancer diagnosis, and their loved ones, to have a friendly, non-clinical space where they can receive the support that they need.